“These colors taste like music.”
Continuing his series of monumental works “These Colors Taste Like Music: Opera Series” highlighting paintings and works on paper created by Santoré in 2021 and continuing through 2023.
Santoré introduces to the fore his distinct visual vocabulary of high impact visual gestures, complex colour systems, and allusions which brings into focus the incisive mind at the heart of Santoré’s multifarious pursuits through which he has mined a range of cultural, political, art historical, and fantastical subjects.
Using brushwork, light, and balance, Santoré captures moments within his personal history. These works primarily originate from within themselves, oil paint, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on cotton rag mounted to Belgian linen.
These monumental and large scale compositions center on ethereal, gestural figures within the energy of expansive, disparate colour filled urban landscapes.
While some appear more clearly, other figures are defined by lyrical swathes of paint suggesting a face, the outline of a body, intertwined within tidal flows of shoreline currents, the sounds of the city and the inner voice of the artist.
Robert purposefully leaves the origin, gender, and raison d’être of the forms within his paintings up to interpretation, allowing the viewer to step into his world, yet form their own reading of his work.
The resulting powerful works vibrate with energy, emotion and movement both in nature and media.
“BRAVE ULYSSES” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
“NEW ULYSSES“ 72 x 96in (182.88 x 243.84cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on wood panel
“OF ALL THINGS CALLED POETRY” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
“QUOD ES, OLIM FUI, ET QUOD SUM EAIS” (“What You Are, Once Was, And What Am, You Will Be”) 66 x 118in (167.64x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen
“PLACET SIT JUDICIUM, EXCELSUM ET PULCHRUM” (“Please Let There Be Judgment, Excelent And Fair”) 66 x 118in (167.64 x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen
“OSCULA MEA SOLVET SILENTIUM” (“My Kiss Will Dissolve The Silence”) 66 x 118in (167.64 x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen
“TO TREMBLE WITH LOVE AND HOPE” 48 x 72in (152.4 x 182.88cm) Oil on wood panel with custom iron wood frame
Archival inks on paper, gouache and watercolor, hand printed and embellished on finest archival hot press or cold press cotton rag, 225 gsm/15 mil museum quality paper. The paper is produced by Arches Papers. Arches paper have been in operation since 1492 in Vosges region of France. The Arches paper mill is now the only paper mil in France to manufacture all its fine art and printing papers using cylinder moulds.
The technique implemented through the editions I first employed in the late 1980s. This includes, hand printed mono prints using a custom, hand built printing press which uses my automobile to apply pressure with incredible accuracy. In addition, silkscreen, dry point etching and techniques I learned first hand working at Mixografia in east Los Angeles.
Painted in the Manhattan studio.
Framed: 24” x 33” in (60.96cm x 83.82cm)
Unframed: 30” x 39” in (76.2cm x 99.06cm)
Signed numbered and dated
Certificate of authenticity hand signed by the artist
The work will be accompanied with NFC Chip & NFT via certificate of authenticity generated by The Fine Art Ledger
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